You might feel an invisible hand on your back pushing you forward this month, but if you go too fast or too far, you’ll probably have to turn around and start over again. The drive to go further than you should originates from motivating Mars’ entry into restless Sagittarius and your 12th House of Escapism on October 6. This urge to get moving is only helpful when you have a specific direction in mind and a map to guide you on your journey.
Right now it’s better to be restrained due to the conjunction of mental Mercury and cautious Saturn on October 5; just before they both enter emotionally accountable Scorpio. Their move into your 11th House of Groups can burden you with long-term obligations to an organization — but if you rise to the challenge, you could earn the respect from your colleagues that you deserve.
Applying your enthusiasm where it will do you the most good is underscored by the crafty Libra New Moon in your 10th House of Career on October 15. Prosperous Jupiter’s supportive trine to this lunation offers you opportunities to align with beneficial business partners. However, a strategic sesquisquare between expansive Jupiter and conservative Saturn on the same day signals the importance of patience and good judgment to distinguish realistic professional aspirations from seductive-sounding fantasies.
The Sun’s entry into discerning Scorpio and your 11th House on October 22 attracts results-oriented associates who have a gift for sniffing out false trails and discovering fruitful ones. Magnetic Venus’ shift into your 10th House on October 28 gifts you with a gracious and diplomatic charm that enriches your career, while love, creativity and personal pleasure take center stage when the indulgent Taurus Full Moon brightens your 5th House of Love and Play on October 29.
Keep In Mind: When you feel the heat of desire rising, slow down and make sure you’re on the path to take you where it can be fulfilled.
Career: Running the Show
October starts with the Libra Sun in your 10th House of Career, which tends to put you in a position of authority. Your natural instinct to run the show kicks in and is likely to put more responsibility on your shoulders. This works well if you pay careful attention to others and are able to take their needs into consideration. Libra likes to share, making this a good time to build professional alliances.
Fortunately, graceful Venus moves into earthy Virgo on October 22, which brings a combination of grace and clarity that’s excellent for recognizing the best ways to achieve long-term goals. The support and understanding of colleagues is particularly important on October 5, when communicative Mercury joins your dutiful ruling planet Saturn.
Later that day these two planets enter your team-oriented 11th House of Groups, where patience and a clear vision are needed to get your message across. Tuning in to the needs of co-workers and customers could make this a very productive time, yet trying to force a perspective that others don’t understand can become frustrating.
Your leadership qualities turn in a different direction with the accommodating Libra New Moon in your 10th House on October 15. Diplomacy and working in partnerships are keys to making the best of the new professional opportunities that can come your way. On October 22, a solar shift into sensitive Scorpio and your group-oriented 11th House is useful for recognizing those who share your goals and commitment to achieving them. Trying to work with individuals who lack your drive shows who you can rely upon, and who you can’t.
Love: Your Loyalty will be Rewarded
There may be some sweet personal rewards for you this month with amorous Venus making a move that’s favorable to your chart. The love planet enters sister Earth sign Virgo on October 2, which tends to put relationship matters on more solid ground. Generally, a practical and realistic approach to partnerships is something that you can understand and work with.
There is a brief exception, though, when Venus opposes dreamy Neptune on October 3. Your discriminating mind and rational feelings can go out the window in a moment (or longer) of blissful foolishness. Projecting fantasies on someone and not seeing that person clearly is possible. Yet the upside of this tender transit is to forgive yourself and others, which allows negative feelings to dissolve and fade away.
A significant but subtle shift occurs on October 5 when your responsible ruling planet Saturn enters Scorpio. It will occupy your 11th House of Groups for the next two years, rewarding you for loyalty to friends but possibly weighing you down with obligations to an organization.
The Sun’s conjunction with Saturn on October 25 is a time when commitments are critical. Settling into a long-term pattern with the right person or for the right cause is bound to be beneficial but sacrificing yourself for someone or something that’s not essential could wear you down. If you do get stuck, though, the electrifying Aries Full Moon on October 29 falls in your 4th House of Home & Family where it can shock you into making some radical changes at home or in your personal habits and routine.
(Source: The Huffington Post)